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Changes – the good kind! As we flip the calendar from one year to the next, an inevitability is the change a new year often brings us. Today, as we ring in 2014, we’re so happy to share news of an expansion to our incredibly talented Design Team. Please help me welcome two new faces that […]

Catch Up with Kim

With the new year just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2013 and the blessings it brought.  Since I never manage to send out a Christmas letter, maybe this can serve as the van der Sanden/MFT year-in-review. Many of you have met our youngest daughter, Emma, whose presence is […]

In Perpetual Style

The year is coming to an end but you still have plenty of time to plan for 2014! Maybe one of your resolutions is to get a handle on the birthdays, anniversaries and other important events you like to recognize. Debbie Carriere has created this perpetual calendar that’s perfect for keeping track of your special […]

Wrap Up the Holidays with the MFT Shop Hop Sale

The presents are unwrapped and the time has come to unwind from the holiday build-up. There’s no better way to treat yourself for all of the hard work you’ve put in over the past few weeks than a 25% site-wide sale (excluding brand new December products,) using coupon code SCS25 at checkout. Here are the […]

Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 156

This week, our Stamp Club Sketch Challenge is begging for you to get wordy. A bold statement or a subtle hint – the choice is all yours! Now that the holiday is kind of, almost, close to being history, maybe you’ll find time to do TWO cards. After all, participating more than once means you’ll […]

Polka Dot Perfection

Today, Kim O’Connell is back with us to share a sweet card with dotty appeal. Doesn’t she look a little lonely there sitting on that bench with an open spot beside her? Whomever receives this card will know immediately that the sender is reserving a spot in their heart just waiting to be filled by […]

Warm Wishes from Man’s Best Friend

The key word for this delightful design from Kim O’Connell is “depth.” The impeccable shading, stamped pattern details in the wallpaper and flooring, and a little extra lift on a cute, furry friend make this card one that demands to be touched and admired. The hair…amazing, right? Like the sun is glinting off her perfectly […]

Heartfelt Apologies

BIG NEWS! We have SO MUCH wonderful stuff in the works for our January release that we’ve decided to have a retirement sale to make room for all of the new goodies. From now until the end of Monday, December 23rd, save 75% on over 100 stamp sets! If you’ve been eyeing one of these […]

Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 155

Go with the flow of the fun, curvy layers in this week’s Stamp Club Sketch Challenge. From rolling green hills to icy cold slopes to sparkling blue waters…the possibilities are infinite. With so many opportunities for interpretation, there’s no excuse not to try your hand at creating your own masterpiece and giving yourself a chance […]

Make it a Banner Year

As December winds down and the holiday season begins its soft, warm fade, we turn our thoughts to what’s next on the horizon. Perhaps for you, it’s the revelry of the new year. Or maybe it’s Valentine’s Day, Easter, or a family birthday. One way to welcome 2014, or any other special occasion, is a […]